ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta is hosting two international conferences this week.
The US-Russia Business Council opened its 20th annual meeting Monday.
The council is a trade association based in Washington, D.C. The organization helps American companies monitor Russian market conditions, while helping Russian businesses expand into American markets.
Speakers for three-day event include Sergei Kislyak, the Russian Federation's ambassador to the United States; Michael Froman, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; John Faraci, CEO of International Paper; and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
France-Atlanta 2012 will open Thursday, with various events running through Nov. 10.
It is a joint exhibition of Georgia Tech and the French consulate general of Atlanta. The wide-ranging agenda includes sessions on business development, water management, public-private partnerships in the auto industry and cultural events on literature, music and film.
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